Enrolling now for 2024

Marist College Canberra is a Catholic School in the tradition of St Marcellin Champagnat that strives to make Jesus known and loved through forming young men of strong minds and gentle hearts.

Enrolments for Years 4, 5, 6 and 7, starting in 2024, are now open and will close on 26 May 2023. Enrolments for all other year groups are subject to availability. If your son is not enrolling for Years 4, 5, 6 or 7, or you are interested in a 2023 enrolment, please contact the College's Registrar.


Open Morning Tours

Considering enrolment? We invite you to join us to hear from Headmaster Matthew Hutchison and take a tour of the College with a student guide during one of our upcoming Open Morning Tours.


1. Learn about the College
  • Before you submit your application for enrolment, we invite you to learn about the College’s ethos, traditions and opportunities.
  • Read our College Prospectus which outlines a snapshot of our educational philosophy.
  • Download the College’s Strong Minds, Gentle Hearts publication, which highlights the key areas of support by our passionate teachers in providing quality boys’ education.
  • Book a College Tour to view the facilities, to see the campus and meet the Headmaster.
  • View an introduction from Headmaster Matthew Hutchison and learn more about student life.
  • Register for our annual College Open Evening where families can meet College staff and see a wider range of activities, facilities and programs. This event is usually held prior to the enrolment period commencing.
  • Follow us on social media to keep up to date with the latest College activities, celebrations and news.
  • Read our frequently asked questions and enrolment timeline and Conditions of Enrolment.
2. Apply to Enrol

To apply to enrol, complete the online application for enrolment.

Be sure to supply the requested documentation and pay the Application for Enrolment fee so that your application can be processed.

Although you can apply at any time, applications are not reviewed by the Headmaster until the enrolment period (April – May) prior to the commencement year. We do not waitlist more than one year ahead.

After you submit your application, you will have access to an online Parent Dashboard where you can check the progress of your application.

Following the Headmaster’s review, interviews are held for invited families with a senior member of staff. It’s important to note that an interview does not guarantee an offer.

Written notification of the success or otherwise of your application will be provided in writing.

Please contact the College Registrar with any questions you might have throughout the enrolment process.

3. Offers, Acceptance and Waitlists

Marist College Canberra welcomes applications from families seeking a Catholic education for their son(s) whose family values, spiritual and educational aspirations are congruent with that of the College.

The College will make offers to applicants, subject to interviews and assessment, taking into consideration the following criteria until all places in each year group are full. In order of priority, consideration is given to:

  1. Boys who are baptised Catholic and currently enrolled in Catholic schools
  2. Boys who are baptised Catholic and currently enrolled in other schools
  3. Boys who are non-Catholic but currently enrolled in Catholic schools
  4. Boys who are non-Catholic and currently enrolled in other schools.

Special consideration may also be given to:

  • Siblings of current students at date of application
  • Siblings and children of Old Boys of Marist College
  • Children with Marist affiliations and interstate transfers from other Marist schools.

Criteria, other than the above, may be used at the discretion of the Headmaster in determining offers and acceptance of enrolment.

The College also reserves the right to alter the Enrolment Policy from time to time.

If an offer of enrolment is made, families are required to complete the Acceptance of Enrolment form and other relevant documents to finalise the enrolment. This must be received by the College by the date specified in the Offer of Enrolment Letter along with the non-refundable Acceptance of Enrolment fee. In accepting the offer, the College is under the assumption that all parents and legal guardians of the applicant are aware that this application was lodged and any signatory to the Acceptance of Offer accepts responsibility for payment of all fees and charges.

Completed Acceptance of Enrolment forms not received by the specified date may be withdrawn and the place offered to an applicant on the waitlist.

If the College assesses an applicant suitable for enrolment, but is unable to offer a place due to limited vacancies, the Headmaster, at his discretion, may offer applicants in writing the opportunity to be placed on a waitlist for current year enrolment.

Applicants who are unsuccessful will be notified in writing from the Headmaster's Office.

4. Access to Parent Dashboard

After you submit your application, you will have access to an online Parent Dashboard where you can check the progress of your application.

Essentials

Prospectus

The College's prospectus is available in PDF format for your perusal.

Download now

College Tours

Learn more about the College and the many opportunities on offer at one of our College Tours.

Register your interest

Application

Online enrolment applications are welcome throughout the year.

Click here.

College life

Learn more about the life of the College through film.

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School Fees

A copy of the 2023 School Fee schedule is available here.

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Bursaries

The College offers bursaries to financially disadvantaged families.

Learn more